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Welcome to Lofoten!
Fresh air, amazing scenery, inspiration, joie de vivre - see, hear and feel. Your senses will be sharpened in Lofoten, Mother Nature will see to that!
Sheer, jagged mountain peaks, with the sea at their feet, form a towering setting for the tiny, picturesque fishing villages. Lofoten is renowned for its magnificent scenery and traditional fisheries culture, for the fishermen's "rorbu" cabins, the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. In Lofoten, nature and culture form the framework of your holiday adventure.
The cosy fishermen's cabins (Norw. = rorbu) often stand one after the other on poles along the shore of the fishing villages. Most of them have now been refurbished to accommodate holidaymakers, and can offer a high standard of comfort. The old, distinctive characteristics remain in tact, however, and the rorbu cabins can still tell their centuries old tales about the Lofoten Fishery. A number of other good overnight accommodation alternatives are also available, including quayside rooms (sjøhus), hotels, camp sites and youth hostels. There are enough beds at your disposal in the "Realm of the Fishing Villages" to accommodate even the largest of parties and conferences.
Cooking has become an art, and as everyone knows, art is multifarious! We are proud of the delicacies of the sea, so sit down at the table with an open mind. Try unfamiliar species of fish, cod tongues, the semi-dried "hjellosing", or whatever - a culinary experience can add that extra something to a perfect day at sea or in the mountains, and there are many exciting restaurants to choose from in the area, offering a wide variety of menus.
The sea is a source of food and recreation in the fishing villages, and trips on boats of all sizes can provide some of the finest holiday activities you can take part in. In addition to rowing boat hire, a wide range of organised trips are arranged on fishing boats, rafting dinghies and other larger vessels. In this respect, "Fiskebåtferie Lofoten" is your quality guarantee. The abundant birdlife, including eagles and tumultuous seabird colonies, is an attraction in itself. Among other attractions and activities we might mention several annual events like the Draugen Festival in Fredvang, quayside dances, fishing festivals, art exhibitions, etc. Walks in breathtaking scenery, fishing in the many lakes and mountain climbing with fantastic panoramic views, are experiences that provide peace of mind and unforgettable memories.
A wide range of interesting museums and galleries provide a closer insight into the history, art and culture of the islands. Amongst others, you will find the Fishing Village Museum (Fiskeværsmuseet) and the Stockfish Museum (Tørrfiskmuseet) in Å, the Telecom Museum in Sørvågen, the Dolls Museum (dukkemuseet) at Sakrisøy near Reine, The Fisheries Museum and the Blacksmith's (Kunstsmia) in Sund, Lofotkunst / Galleri "Avkroken" in Ramberg and the Glassblower's Cabin (Glasshytta AS) in Vikten.
Several activity providers offer, amongst other things, trips to the seabird colonies in Værøy, the Maelstrom, the Refsvikhula and Storbåthallaren caves. Click here for details.
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